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## Definition of INSTEAD

1
:  as a substitute or equivalent <was going to write but called instead>
2
:  as an alternative to something expressed or implied :  rather <longed instead for a quiet country life>

## Examples of INSTEAD

1. <I was offered a ride, but I chose to walk instead.>

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## Related to INSTEAD

Synonyms
first, rather, in lieu